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29 Jun 2022

Full-Time Jobs at Strathmore University (2 Positions)

Strathmore University – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

Strathmore University is a Chartered University located in Nairobi, Kenya. It was the first multiracial and multi religious educational institution in English speaking Eastern Africa and more recently the first institute of higher learning to be ISO certified in East and Central Africa in 2004.

Procurement Assistant

The Procurement Assistant will assist in the day to day running of the procurement function by offering administrative and technical support to the existing procurement team. The position will mainly involve sourcing, management of suppliers, internal users and routine procurement activities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing, negotiating with suppliers and coordinating the routine day to day procurement activities
  • Preparing Local Purchase Orders and dispatching the same to both the suppliers and user departments.
  • Maintaining the filing system and keeping safe custody of all the procurement related records.
  • Tracking and expediting orders to ensure timely delivery and conformance to defined specifications.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the performance of suppliers and service providers.
  • Collecting, analyzing and reporting on customer feedback on procurement services and suggestions there to.
  • Receiving and responding to all enquiries from suppliers and customers on the procurement function.
  • Implementing internal controls and procedures designed to ensure strict compliance with the procurement guidelines and policies.
  • Serving as departmental QMS Auditor mainly by advising on quality measures to ensure that the department conforms to the University’s quality manual.
  • The post holder will carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the Head of Department.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Degree in an appropriate area of specialization from an accredited institution.

Required Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Procurement and management of Suppliers

 Competencies and Attributes

  • Flexible, reliable, efficient, to work under minimum supervision
  • Innovative
  • Good communication skills
  • Intellectual skills

Closing: July 11 2022

Development Director

The Development Director will assist the Executive Director in providing leadership, direction, and management for major fundraising programs. She/he will individually be responsible for donor acquisition, retention and stewardship with clear fundraising targets. She/he will also ensure administrative oversight of major gifts, corporate and foundation fundraising, annual giving, capital campaigns to meet the fundraising targets of the Foundation. The Development Director will be specifically responsible for the supervision of the development team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with the Executive Director to develop short- and long-range strategic plans for fundraising.
  • Design strategies and coordinate programs necessary to ensure continued fundraising success by creating a pipeline of donors, soliciting and closing, making analysis, and recommendations to the Executive Director on prioritization, planning, and policy issues in the area of development.
  • Participate actively in fundraising and oversee individual giving (alumni, parents) and other special constituencies with the goal of inspiring new levels of engagement, commitment, and philanthropic support for the University.
  • Ensure that Advancement policies and procedures are in accordance with best practices, and provide leadership and management of campus-wide development activities in consultation with the Deans and Directors of individual colleges, schools, or institutes.
  • Guide the preparation and submission of proposals for new and renewed support to major gift prospects, including the review of all proposals submitted by the major gifts team.
  • Ensure that policies and practices comply with all state laws, regulatory requirements, SU policy and donor instructions; and, oversee systems for proper and transparent recording of major gifts to ensure accountability and timely stewardship;
  • Oversee fiscal management, report metrics, manage effective gift closure and maintain a focus on achievement of goals, while minimizing the cost per shilling gift ratio.
  • In partnership with Communications team, formulate clear and compelling communications to audiences.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and evaluate annual budgets necessary to support fundraising activities and, seek creative ways to ensure staff members have the information and necessary resources they require to effectively fulfil their duties.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • A Postgraduate Degree in an appropriate area of specialization from an accredited institution
  • Being a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) would be an added advantage

Required Experience:

  • At least 6 years of fundraising experience. The fundraising experience should be in at least three of the following areas: Development, Fundraising, Advancement Services, Alumni and Donor Relations, and Gift Planning
  • Demonstrated ability to create fund-raising strategies tied to a broader institutional vision and educational objectives
  • Deep understanding of and appreciation for the philanthropic process and individual giving behaviours combined with direct solicitation experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the legal and ethical aspects of fundraising and obligations to donors and their intents
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible experience in development operations with a proven record of successful fundraising and effective staff development, preferably in higher education
  • Track record of significant personal success in identification, research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors at principal gift levels and securing significant gifts
  • Experience in a fourth generation not-for-profit institution or organization where an inventive, proactive approach is needed for success

 Competencies and Attributes

  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent Communication skills – Oral and Written
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Planning and Organization Skills
  • Good presentation and negotiation skills
  • Collaborative team player/excellent inter-personal skills
  • The ability to prevent and/or solve problems with flexibility, timeliness and creativity
  • Experience in setting clear and effective objectives against which work can be planned

Closing: July 4 2022

How to Apply

Are you qualified for this position and interested in working with us? We would like to hear from you. Kindly send us a copy of your updated resume and letter of application (ONLY) quoting the position  on the subject line to

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